WINNIPEG—After acquiring the Hotel Saskatchewan, in Regina, SK, in April, Temple Hotels Inc. plans to launch an extensive renovation in early 2015 as a prelude to the property joining the Autograph Collection by Marriott.
Slated to begin in January, 2015, the renovation will revitalize guestrooms, public spaces and restaurants. By the end of next summer, the hotel will have completed renovations of all 224 guestrooms, restaurant, lounge, tea room, health club and lobby/front desk. In 2016, phase two will see a renovation of the hotel’s convention floor.
The Autograph Collection comprises independent luxury hotels located in gateway cities and preferred destinations worldwide. The Hotel Saskatchewan will join the Algonquin Resort in St. Andrews, N.B., as the only two Autograph Collection properties in Canada. Currently, the worldwide Autograph portfolio numbers 70 properties.
“Temple is honoured to have the Hotel Saskatchewan join the Autograph Collection,” said Temple Hotels CEO Arni Thorsteinson in a release.
Opened in 1927 in downtown Regina overlooking Victoria Park, Hotel Saskatchewan features 224 guestrooms and 14,000 square feet of meeting/function space, along with a wide range of dining options and a lounge. Additional amenities include on-site barbershop, shoe shine, patisserie, fitness centre, spa and gift shop. Additionally, the property affords access to restaurants, Casino Regina, the Cornwall Centre and the Royal Saskatchewan Museum.